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Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502
785-587-0441
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
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Herzogenrath, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful hiking trails in good preserved authentic prairie.The hiking trails have three different loops (2.5 miles, 4.4 miles or 6.0 miles) and are not too difficult to walk. There is a $2 contribution to maintain the trails. Have been there on a Sunday afternoon, several other people were visiting and hiking and it still was a beautiful experience in a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great view, quiet place with a great view of what the place would have looked like back in the day before the plow and the farmers.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Although it isn't really located near anything else, it is off of I 70 & a well done nature trail. It does not cost anything but asks for a small donation for the trail's upkeep.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We spent about 2.5 hours hiking the trail at the Konza Prairie. The trail is well marked and there are very clear signs along the way. It is a fairly strenuous trail because you climb up a steep hill. It's worth it because the views from the top are fantastic. It really gives you a sense of what the prairie... More

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Junction City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

great place to visit hiked with my son and cub scouts had great experience. great place to take photo if your into outside landscape thing or just great place to get out and get fresh air enjoy the breeze.

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Salina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My sister and I recently decided to visit the Konza Prairie after attending a family graduation event. It was a hugely pleasant surprise to find wide, well-maintained hiking trails. We loved the Homestead Trail, and ended up walking the entire hiking circuit. It's challenging with its inclines and it's a long hike but we both absolutely loved it! Take water;... More

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Rosebud, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was a special treat my traveling companion surprised me with while we were in Kansas. And how lucky were we to see Kansas as it was before white settlers ruined it for farming and settling. Walking along the unpaved tracks we could really feel a sense of yesteryear, with natural and tranquil vistas all around us. The only sound... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I visited the Konza Preserve with a friend hoping to see a vestige of the tall grass prarie that once covered the mid-west, what I got was a trip back in time to pre-European Kansas. We took the Nature trail and did not see another living soul. At times, when looking out from the higher points, it was as if... More

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't miss this opportunity to see virgin tallgrass prairie. It's hard to believe that this land has never seen a plow or farm. We went in October, when the air was cool, and fall colors were showing. The best part of our visit was the fact that we did not meet anyone on the trails. We walked all 3 trails,... More

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Goessel, ks
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80 reviews 80 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I've lived in the area all my live, went to school at K-State even, and never heard of this wonderful hiking area! I took the Kings loop and then the Homestead Trail when I got the homestead. This is a wonderful area and I will definitely be back. Allow plenty of time because it's awe-inspiring to sit at the top... More

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